Good Afternoon Members of Rotaract,
Down below you will find the summary of our first guest speaker’s (Dianne Young) speech for those who were not able to join to that session. I believe these paragraphs reminds us that why we are focusing on “Mental Health and Addiction” for the purposes of fundraising for Lennon Recovery House PEI. You can go https://lennonhouse.ca/ to find out more…
There are many reasons why people develop mental health and substance use problems. Some are genetic, people are born with it. Some come from experiences, such as stressful situations and their childhood, at school, or work, or in some places when they live with injustices, violence or war. Sometimes we simply do not know why the problem developed.
Regardless of why and how they develop mental health and addiction problems are health problems, just like cancer, arthritis, diabetes and heart attacks. It would be a different world if we treated people who had substance use and addiction problems with respect and dignity. Think about how you would like others to act towards you, if you had substance use and addiction illness.
A committee of volunteers from the area is currently planning a fundraising event to be held on May 11th at Cymbria Lions Club in Rustico. This will consist of a live auction, a silent auction, donations, 50/50 draw and music to follow. All products and services will be volunteered and all proceeds will go to Lennon Center.
Lennon Recovery House Association Inc. was established in March, 2017. It will be serving all Islanders. The program offered will meet the specific needs of persons living with and recovering from mental health and substance abuse. Lennon House provides a complementary program which is intended to intensify results outlined in the PEI Mental Health and Addiction Strategy, as they relate to specific-needs of clients.
The former Belcourt Center was built in 1932. It is a solid building but it needs many upgrades to meet today’s standards. Money raised at the event will be used to help bring the building up to standards
For many years Dr. Adams has heard his patients talk about having the weight of the world on their shoulders.
The raise funds and awareness for The Lennon House Dr. Adams is wearing a 30lb vest. Please donate to the Lennon House and get the doors open to start helping people that need it the most.